INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WEHT) The Colts have traded their 1st round pick to the 49’ers for Deforest Buckner. Buckner has agreed to a contract extension with the Colts worth $21 million a year. That makes him the 2nd highest-paid defensive tackle behind Aaron Donald.
Deforest Buckner was the 7th pick in the 2016 draft. In his first 4 years in the NFL, he’s racked up 28.5 sacks and looks to bolsters the Colts defensive line that allowed opposing teams quarterback to complete 70% of their passes over the past 2 seasons.
With the Colts trading away their 1st round pick it takes out their chances to draft a quarterback in the 1st round. They still could draft a quarterback in the later rounds but there are multiple reports that state they have interest in former Los Angeles Chargers Quarterback Phillip Rivers.
(This story was originally published on March 16, 2020)